Example: How to create Global tabs which are common to all product pages

Global tabs are common to all product pages. This is content is added once and instantly share with all your product pages. Local tabs is unique content to only one product.

For this article, we will learn how to add a Global tab which is shared with all your product pages. There is a different article for creating unique tabs for each product. 

Example of tabs placed in the product details column:

Example of tabs placed below:

There are two primary types of tabs - Shared tabs, also known as global tabs and unique tabs, also known as local tabs. Global tabs are shared with all products and local tabs are unique to each product. 

These tab features require that your theme version to be 3.0 or higher. Earlier versions before Pipeline 3 will need to update to have the same functionality. 


Shared Tabs

Shared tabs are ideal for content that all your products will display. For example, shipping, taxes, returns and more. This allows you to add the information once and it's instantly displayed on all products. 

Shared or global tabs are added in the Theme Editor using the Product pages settings: 

In the Content section, use the Add content block to begin adding tabs. 

These three are all shared content:

Text tab is for simple content. It uses the standard Shopify rich-text editor which allows you to bold, italicize without using any code. 

HTML tab is for richer content. You can embed videos, add any standard html tags to style your content. 

Page tab is a unique and helpful tool. With a page tab, you can include an entire page that you've created into the tab. Add an existing page or make a new page with content just for the tab. The page doesn't need to be shown elsewhere on your site. 

Description H6 is for adding unique content to product pages, that will be covered below. 

Once you begin adding any of these three content types, tabs will be automatically generated for all pages:

Example of Shipping tab using Text content type:

Tip: If you have a Shopify Page created for product sizes, you can use the Page tab type to display the entire page in a tab. Since this will be shared with all product pages, be sure it includes sizing for all product types. 

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